He: A boy I met online and spent some quality time with during the summer.
Me: Justin, you know, the blog writer.
The Setting: Both of us put John McCain's "I am not George Bush" quote from the debate last night in our Facebook statuses. I went to his profile to see this and noticed that all of his friends were saying that Obama had lost (he didn't, check the independent polls) and that he had no experience (if that argument carries any water now, I must have missed that memo).
Anyway, the debate, in its entirety, is below:
Me: Your friends all seem to be hardline conservatives. Intriguing. Of course, polls of independents show that Obama is 3-for-3. I know he won, but I will gladly point to polls rather than my personal opinion. Also... at least I phrased my status to match the "Justin is..." :0p
Him: ive had dems even tell me they think mccain won this one. oh and lets remember in the 2004 election when bush was trailing kerry. we all know how that one ended ;)
Me: Kerry was a tool, and his lead was not this large. Alas, no point in fighting about the outcome. We'll chat about it when I throw a party to celebrate the swearing in of President Obama ;0)
Him: what, you wouldn't want to join Obama in Ayers living room? and i guess you'll be voting for a tool 2 elections in a row. congrats
Me: McCain and Palin must be so proud of you - you vomit out their talking points with what seems like minimal (if any) individual thought or consideration. Frankly, I have more important things to do than debate you on inane and unimportant ad hominem trivia.
Him: if you must know, asshole, i actually don't like mccain. i just hate obama. so i'm picking the lesser of two evils. unlike you who blindly don't spew your idiocy on my facebook please. i have better things to do then tell you why, god forbid, i don't like you're "shining beacon of hope" aka obama.
And I'll leave it there. When a debate goes bitter and vitriolic, I take my cue, and hat, and head out the door. We need a steady hand on the tiller, and my debating "partner" got a bit enraged and shaky... much like his candidate of choice. I guess I understand why he likes him so much.
It's just so interesting... to go from smoking cigarettes, making out, and... other such things... to up in arms and doing battle on behalf of politics.